Barney Artist hails from Forest Gate, a part of East London that remains tucked away from view.
Growing up around music, the rapper was left free to build his own voice, to focus on his own vision.
New mixtape 'Painting Sounds' is set to be the fullest realisation of this process. Taken from the tape, new cut 'Rubicon (Same Old Me)'' has just ramped expectations up still further.
The production is crisp, nodding towards golden age hip-hop while retaining a UK-centric lust for electronics.
Dexterous and imaginative, Barney Artist's flow has a rare fluidity, while Jay Prince is on hand to jack the energy up once more.
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